Press Kit

Name Pronunciation

Name Conventions

My name breaks down like so:

S.First initial
QiouyiMiddle name
LuFamily name

You may refer to me as S., Sophie, Qiouyi, or Lu. “S. Qiouyi” and “Qiouyi Lu” are both incorrect. I should be alphabetized as “Lu, S. Qiouyi.”

I prefer to have my entire name displayed as “S. Qiouyi Lu” instead of “S. Lu” or other variations. I always use a period after the first initial (S., not S).

My pronouns are they/them or ae/aer. You may use the titles M. or Mx. (pronounced “mix”). When describing me, use only the term “nonbinary” (not “enby”), as I do not use the term “trans” or “transgender” to describe myself. I don’t mind being included in lists of “trans” or “enby” authors, though, with the understanding that I am being included under an umbrella term for visibility. But I do not want to be included in lists of women, as I do not use the term to describe myself.

Bios

50 words:

S. Qiouyi Lu writes, translates, and edits between two coasts of the Pacific. Their fiction and poetry have appeared in Asimov’sF&SF, and Strange Horizons, and their translations have appeared in Clarkesworld. They edit the flash fiction and poetry magazine Arsenika. You can find out more about S. at their website, s.qiouyi.lu.

25 words:

S. Qiouyi Lu writes, translates, and edits between two coasts of the Pacific. You can find out more about S. at their website, s.qiouyi.lu.

Headshots

Unless otherwise noted, all headshots are © S. Qiouyi Lu.

Review Policy

Feel free to send me work to review or blurb, but please keep in mind the following terms and conditions:

My writing, editing, and translation projects take a higher priority than reviewing. I am unable to review all material sent to me. I will acknowledge materials sent, but I may decline to comment on material for any reason.

I cannot guarantee a positive review. I can only guarantee that I will provide an honest review written in a professional tone.

Unless I have an outlet ready to receive a review for your work, I reserve the right to not finish materials (DNF).

I do not send review drafts to creators for comment before publication. Reviews go directly onto my site or to editors at other venues. Blurbs go to the creator’s agent, editor, or publicist. Please include their contact information with materials.

I do not notify creators of reviews unless they have given me permission to do so.

Please visit the Materials Received page for a full record of what I’ve received.